Get Educated How to Buy a Home in Seattle When Schools Matter
- Matt Miner,
- February 4, 2016
How do you know if a neighborhood you’re looking at has a “good” school?
In addition to checking out GreatSchools.org for information, there are a few things I recommend doing before you make a decision about a school.
Here are 3 important things to keep in mind when you’re looking for the right school:
I’ve found that typically, people will come to me with an idea of where the “good” schools are. People will want to be in Queen Anne because many of the schools are rated well, but not many people will know that Beacon Hill and Woodland Park have great schools, too!
Take Eric and Bethenny for example: They have 2 kids, need a good elementary school, and their budget is $700,000 for a new home. They were struggling because they wanted to live in the core Seattle neighborhoods—specifically Queen Anne—but the homes there were just more money than they could afford. We figured out what actually makes a good elementary school for them, and we found several alternatives to living in Queen Anne including Green Lake, Wedgewood, Woodland Park, Ravenna, Ballard, University District, Bryant, and more!
Would you like to learn more about these neighborhoods? Contact me here!